Wednesday, October 31, 2012

A Better Pagan Holiday than Even Christmas

Today's EPOD

I am currently wearing a pretty floral bonnet, thanks to a couple of IZ friends, one of whom actually sewed it, and the other who has applied pressure over the last couple of days, saying this is just too  good of an idea to *not* make it happen. Bill took a few photos earlier, but I have to download those to my old computer, then transfer them by thumb drive to this one- my camera and this computer aren't on speaking terms. The following are some fun bits I've come across in recent days... enjoy!
 Julia Segal
Hair-Raising Hare
Electronic Cerebrectomy- several more pics at the link.
Cake Wrecks- yes that's a cake, and there are many more at the link.
Dracula Flatt and Frankie Scruggs, from Bits and Pieces
Via @tjnance
Via @badbanana: "Too fun not to share. My daughter in her homemade Dr. Who TARDIS costume. The headband lights up. Also: stay away from her, nerds."
 Fake Science
Senor Gif

Magma Cum Laude finds a folded outcrop of evil rocks.

Dr. Skyskull explains how, when you die, a certain portion of your body will become zombie-like. And I haven't found a good sample of creepy stuff, so I recommend reading more of that blog here.
Sofa Pizza
Bits and Pieces
Pleated Jeans- this is the first of six Horror Movies for Pets, and may not even be the best by your taste. If you're a pet lover, click over for the other five.

And now is the time on Sprockets when we dance...

I don't think I'm capable of letting a Halloween pass without a version of All Soul's Night:
And I don't think I've ever actually posted this one before, though for the life of me I can't think why.
Have a fun evening, everyone!

Monday, October 29, 2012

This Should be Fun...

I'm not much of one for holidays... nothing agin' 'em, just passively ignore 'em. The last time I dressed up for Halloween, I was still working at Vet Med in Clinical Pathology, so that would've been 82 or 83. I enjoy seeing other people have fun with it, but I'm not particularly inclined to make any effort of my own.


At some point in the past year or so, I watched Firefly. (All 14 episodes. Sheesh, FOX!) And loved it. Then this past summer, I watched it again, and loved it even more. I commented on Twitter a few days ago that I don't generally do anything for Halloween, but I really wished I had (or could find) a pretty floral bonnet to dress up as Captain Mal Reynolds. So a few minutes ago, I was outside for a smoke, and mentioned this to an IZ friend. She was delighted, and is now planning on sewing me a pretty floral bonnet for Wednesday.

I'm already practicing my line: "Now think real hard. You been bird-doggin' this township awhile now. They wouldn't mind a corpse of you. Now, you can luxuriate in a nice jail cell, but if your hand touches metal, I swear by my pretty floral bonnet, I will end you."

This should be fun.

And oh, yes, there WILL be photos!

Monday Geophoto: Willamette Falls

Willamette Falls, at Oregon City, Oregon, is the second largest waterfall in the US (after Niagara), in terms of volume. It's height is only 40 feet, but that's still enough of a hydraulic head to have made this an early industrial center (waterpower) in the Oregon Territory, and it remains so today. The bedrock here is Columbia River Basalt. More information here.

Sunday, October 28, 2012

Sunday Funnies: Offsite Edition

The best find this week was CatBounce. I was in tears and choking from laughing so hard, and I was getting odd looks from everyone else here in The Interzone's Red Room. (Hint: you can drag the cats to liven them up.) If you like cats, you'll really like this site. On the other hand, if you don't like cats, you will positively love it.
Non Sequitur
Sober in a Nightclub
Sober in a NIghtclub
Tastefully Offensive
Bits and Pieces
Sober in a Nightclub
Sober in a Nightclub
Bits and Pieces
"Ministry of Silly Clocks." Wil Wheaton's Tumblr
Medium Large
Cyanide and Happiness
 Tastefully Offensive
Dork Tower

Very Demotivational
 Matt Bors
Sofa Pizza
Savage Chickens
Tastefully Offensive
What Would Jack Do?
Bizarro Recommend clicking over on that one... I liked the one above, but the other two on that post are pretty funny, too.
Darius Whiteplume's Tumblr
 Bits and Pieces
Surviving the World
 Very Demotivational
I found this oddly mesmerizing. Julia Segal
"2012, A Disgrace Odyssey," by Driftglass
Tastefully Offensive
Tastefully Offensive
Senor Gif
From last week's Funnies... I'm inclined to end the funnies with this gif forever. (And not in the sarcastic sense intended by that line in the film. I genuinely hope you *are* entertained. See you in the Funnies.)